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The mission of the Initiative Foundation is to empower people throughout Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities and a lasting culture of generosity.

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Initiative Foundation awards nearly $3 million in second half of 2022 - Hometown Source
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Through its Innovation Fund, the Initiative Foundation awarded 46 grants totaling more than $284,000. The grant awards support a...more

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $194255 in education grants
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The grants will help organizations cover social, emotional and physical health needs, training to address the needs of young...more

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Schmeeckle Foundation awards $201817 in grants MARTIN COUNTY, Minn. — The Schmeeckle Foundation approved grants totaling $201817 with the goal...more

Southern MN Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants
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OWATONNA, MN – Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnershipa ... The Foundation has provided more than $154 million in...more

Second Main Street Revitalization Application Round Open - KNSI
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The grant awards are offered in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Initiative...more

Southwest Initiative Foundation's quiet leader Diana Anderson takes her leave after 22 years
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Willmar Area Community Foundation helps farmers plan for a community legacy. The world is in the middle of the largest transfer of wealth...more

Revitalization grants approved for 13 projects in four communities - Hometown Source
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Thirteen hometown projects that will bring nearly $3.9 million in main street improvements have been approved by the Initiative Foundation...more

Billionaire Lukas Walton's Family Office Accelerates Impact-Investing Push
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The billionaire grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton has announced a major shift in how his family's $1 billion endowment will be spent. Lukas Walton, 36, says 90% of the endowment will be...more

Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact-investing push - CNBC
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Even as ESG investing faces a backlash and criticism of “greenwashing,” the rise of impact investing among family offices is accelerating. A...more

Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact investment push
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

Billionaire Lukas Walton's family office accelerates impact investment push ... the rise of impact investing among family offices is...more

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